Executive Branch Politics

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Introduction to Government 18:10 Executive Branch Politics I do already hate this class CURRENT EVENTS I hate current events. I don’t read the news, its boring and sad.  Why do I need this class to graduate??? Obama administration is contesting merger because they feel it will reduce  competition and increase cost Obama is addressing Congress about job creation Will be interesting to see how he approaches and funds that And now role call.  According to Josh, this will take half of class time. BE PREPARED AHH to be a professor. I do not envy them the need to call these names.  He’s only at the Ms! I go to sleep now? Ok, not quite half, but a pretty damn long time. 
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The role of government: What is the appropriate role of the federal government?  Why do we have government? o Basic purposes: To keep order and law Safety and security National and internal Property rights assurance To regulate Civil (simple) rights protection Especially rights of the minority Common currency and monetary policy Support Services Have we expanded the role of government too much?  What was the original intent of the founding fathers? Certainly we’ve  expanded beyond what they’d set up, but have we expanded beyond what is  actually needed? Responsibility of the federal government has expanded Was civil rights and the desegregation/integration of schools the responsibility  of the federal government? Each state approaches property rights, even though it is addresses as a role  of the federal government. Full faith and credit clause- does it apply to gay marriage rights? o Is it applicable once it gets to the Supreme Court, because it will get to the  Supreme Court.
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Government has an important role to play in both democratic and non- democratic nations People want stability and basic level approach to their government US Federalism: “Dual federalism”: balance of rights and power between national and state  government.  Federalism is a decentralization governmental system where power is shared  between multiple levels. o Reality is federal is more powerful than any individual state due to its  access to resources o Of course now, the national government is running short of money, but we  still look to it for aid.  o States don’t have the resources to bail us out of Hurricane Irene damage.  o Though the Constitution provides for this balance, reality is the national  government has used the “carrot and stick” approach to influence state  policy. 
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